The San Jose Earthquakes still can't buy three points at Buck Shaw Stadium this season. In three home games so far this season they are winless and last night they nearly lost their second game to Toronto FC. Had it not been for the heroics of Simon Dawkins, Toronto would have left the Bay Area with a huge win.
The Quakes went down early thanks to a goal from Alan Gordon. The goal came after a mistake in the back by former TFC midfielder Sam Cronin. Cronin headed back a ball played into the box and Gordon was there to finish it.
San Jose responded ten minutes later with Dawkins. The Tottenham loanee continued to show his worth to Frank Yallop as he slipt the defense and played a nice ball to last year's Golden Boot winner Chris Wondolowski, who then played the ball right back to Dawkins for the game-tying goal.
Both teams traded chances in the second half but neither were able to covert on them.
TOR -- Alan Gordon 2 (unassisted) 27
SJ -- Simon Dawkins 2 (Chris Wondolowski 1) 38
TOR -- Tony Tchani (caution; Dissent) 35
SJ -- Sam Cronin (caution; Dissent) 36
TOR -- Nana Attakora (caution; Reckless Foul) 41
SJ -- Ike Opara (caution; Reckless Tackle) 55
TOR -- Julian de Guzman (caution; Reckless Foul) 79
SJ -- Ramiro Corrales (caution; Dissent) 84
SJ -- Chris Wondolowski (caution; Dissent) 87
TOR -- Jacob Peterson (caution; Reckless Foul) 93+
Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei, Ty Harden, Nana Attakora (Julian de Guzman 46), Adrian Cann, Danleigh Borman,Maicon Santos (Joao Plata 65), Jacob Peterson, Tony Tchani, Javier Martina, Alan Gordon, Alen Stevanovic (Gianluca Zavarise 63).
Substitutes Not Used: Oscar Cordon, Dan Gargan, Mikael Yourassowsky, Milos Kocic.
San Jose Earthquakes -- Jon Busch, Jason Hernandez, Brandon McDonald, Ike Opara, Ramiro Corrales (Joey Gjertsen 85), Bobby Convey, Sam Cronin, Simon Dawkins, Khari Stephenson (Matt Luzunaris 80), Ryan Johnson, Chris Wondolowski.
Substitutes Not Used: Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Bobby Burling, Chris Leitch, Brad Ring, Andrew Weber.
Referee: Ramon Hernandez
Referee's Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry; Mike Kampmeinert
4th Official: Daniel Fitzgerald
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